Agreement in depression determination among four self-rating depression scales applied to Japanese community-dwelling elderly.

@article{Demura2006AgreementID,
  title={Agreement in depression determination among four self-rating depression scales applied to Japanese community-dwelling elderly.},
  author={Shin-ichi Demura and Susumu Sato and Nobuhiko Tada and Jinzaburo Matsuzawa and Hiroshi Hamasaki},
  journal={Environmental health and preventive medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={177-83}
}
OBJECTIVE In this study, we examined the characteristics of depression determination using four representative self-rating depression scales (Geriatric Depression Scale, GDS; Self-rating Depression Scale, SDS; Center for Epidermiologic Studies Depression Scale, CES-D; and Carroll Rating Scale, CRS) applied to Japanese community-dwelling elderly. METHODS Subjects were 563 community-dwelling independent elderly living in twelve prefectures (330 males, 68,9±6.3 yr; 233 females, 68.1±5.8 yr… CONTINUE READING

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